Sure, this summer has been a sticky, sweaty scorcher, but we at HuffPost Celebrity are all about looking at the glass half-full -- the hotter the summer, the hotter the celebrity bikini bodies.

More than ever, this season the stars came out in droves to cool down at the beach, stripping down to their barely there bikinis and board shorts to take a dip in the water or sprawl out on the sand.

But while we have appreciation for all of these famous faces who were comfortable enough to take it all off -- no doubt aware of the lurking paparazzi -- there were a few ladies who stood out as this summer's sirens of the sea.

Who has the best bikini body of 2012? You decide! Check out all of the contenders in the slideshow below:

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  • Hayden Panettiere

  • Ciara

  • Maria Menounos

  • Gwen Stefani

  • Lea Michele

  • Angela Simmons

  • Janice Dickinson

  • Anne Hathaway

  • Angela Simmons

  • Ciara

  • Shemar Moore

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

  • Naomi Campbell

  • James Marsden

  • Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen

  • Nicolette Sheridan

  • Balthazar Getty

  • Josh Radnor

  • George Clooney

  • Minnie Driver

  • Gwen Stefani

  • Emma Thompson

  • Sharon Stone & Boyfriend

  • Bruce Jenner

  • Eric Dane

  • Sharon Stone

  • Kelly Rowland

  • Angel McCord

  • Kelly Bensimon

  • Hayden Panettiere

  • Naomi Watts

  • Kate Hudson

  • Courteney Cox

  • Ashlee Simpson

  • Stephanie Seymour

  • Julianne Hough

  • Miley Cyrus

  • Gwen Stefani

  • Lindsay Lohan

  • Rita Rusic

  • Denise Richards

  • Michelle Rodriguez

  • Katie Holmes

  • Aimee Teegarden

  • Tori Spelling

  • Paris Hilton

  • Christina Milian

  • Kelly Rowland

  • Julianne Hough

  • Tori Spelling

  • Stacy Keibler

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